Curing shad?

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by R. D. Hilton, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. R. D. Hilton

    R. D. Hilton Active Member

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    I saw an article on striper fishing and curing shad . In the article stated that you take a ice chest with drain open the drain and pour the bottom of chest with salt then a layer shad salt,shad,salt let them set for 24hrs. then rinse off the salt and freeze them . Any one ever try this for catfish? Thanks
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Never tried it with shad, but I did with skipjack. Not only will it preserve the skippies, but will produce oil that is extremely smelly and sticky. You can't wash it off your hands without using a grease-cutting detergent like Dawn. Bait with a chunk of that preserved skipjack, and when it hits the water, you get an oil slick 10' in all directions.
     

  3. R. D. Hilton

    R. D. Hilton Active Member

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    Thanks Jerry for your note on curing bait.